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Hilton Molino Stucky - Venice, Italy
Best New Places for Romance 2008

Hilton Molino Stucky's water shuttle in action.

© Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

by Susan Breslow Sardone

You'll find a wide variety of new hotels this year — located everywhere from sophisticated cities to beautiful beaches to memorable mountaintops. The 10 best new romantic hotels on this list opened in 2007 or are scheduled for a 2008 opening.

#1 Best New Hotel for Romance 2008: Hilton Molino Stucky

The perfect combination of the world's most romantic setting — Venice! — and a modern hotel that is a lovely perch from which to explore it, earns this new Hilton hotel top honors.

Located on Giudecca Island across from Venice, Hilton Molino Stucky conveniently maintains its own water shuttle to ferry guests back and forth across the water at no charge. It runs every half hour or so, stopping at two convenient spots on La Serenissima.

Thanks to its privileged waterside location, Hilton Molino Stucky offers exquisite views of the city, from canal-view guest rooms to the rooftop swimming pool to its penthouse bar.

Converted from a century-old flour mill (all that pasta in Italy had to some from somewhere), Hilton Molino Stucky strikes the perfect note for these times. Casually elegant, exotic yet familiar, this hotel welcomes guests to the romantic city all lovers should see at least once in their life.

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As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with complimentary accommodation and meals at this hotel for the purpose of reviewing those services. While it has not influenced this review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy.

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